Common Problems with Sewer Lines and Blockage
Among the most frequent causes of a sewer main blockage is root overgrowth. Tree roots can get into pipes, which puts pressure on pipes. As the roots continue to grow, they can crack the pipes and split them along their seams. Other causes include the buildup of oil or grease, poorly aligned pipes, and pipe damage.
Signs of a Sewer Problem
- You smell wastewater in your yard
- The smell of sewage is coming from a drain
- Wastewater from the dishwasher backs up into the sink
- Sewage travels up the bathtub drain
- Sinks and bathtubs empty more slowly than usual
Other Things to Consider When Dealing with Sewer Lines
Check to make sure your home insurance pays for sewer main line installations. Take photos as you or your plumber uncover the problem so that you can prove that there was a problem. Consider installing a “trenchless” sewer line if you don’t have one already. This technology enables plumbers to take out an internal lining from your sewer pipe for repair, then slide it back into the line without destroying fencing or lawns.
If you have a sewer line problem, contact us today!